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06-17-2010, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by neksys View Post
I don't know if Rome has much further upside, but the biggest compliment I can pay to a bottom four defenceman is that I simply don't notice him very often. He rarely raised my eyebrows for better or for worse. Really good signing and I'm glad to have him on the team moving forward.

Its nice to see signs of a culture of guys playing their way onto the team rather than showing up assuming they have a spot - hope that work ethic only grows from here.
My only real criticism of Rome's play was his completely inability to get a good shot off from the point. I often screamed at my TV when forwards passed the puck back to Rome at the blueline to fire a shot at the net, only for it to dribble feebly into the high slot and get picked off. He does a lot of things OK, but shooting the puck is not one of them.

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